Light up a Life

Each year we invite you to dedicate a light during the festive season, to remember someone special, while supporting your local hospice

Share your special memories and make a donation - dedicate a light on our virtual Christmas tree

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in 2023’s Light up a Life

We were so touched to receive your special dedications and have your presence at our meaningful remembrance services.

If you weren’t able to attend in person, or would like to watch the service again, please see our Facebook Live Stream:

Watch our Facebook Live broadcast of our service


You can view the dedications on our virtual tree below.

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Make a donation

Share your special memories

See your light shine on through our care, and help more families create special moments this Christmas

By making a special gift of a donation when you dedicate a light, you will help other families to create special moments this Christmas


£34.25 could pay for a full hour of care for a patient staying at our Crimple House Inpatient Unit over the festive season. With this meaningful contribution, our team can provide expert support with symptoms and help bring comfort at the end of their life.


£61.90 could fund our Just ‘B’ Hear to Help telephone line for a morning, so our trained counsellors can offer support to people experiencing grief, low mood, isolation, anxiety, or bereavement and help them feel less alone over the festive season.


Our specialist HOME team deliver care 365 days a year. £150 could pay for our dedicated healthcare assistants to continue to travel to provide a week’s worth of care to a patient, in the place they call home. In this way, they can stay surrounded by the people and things that mean the most to them over the festive season.

Make a donation

Share your special memories

01423 878 628

If you'd prefer to make your dedication over the phone or by post, please call our Supporter Care team on 01423 878 628 and they will be able to help you with your donation.

Receive a personalised star in memory of your special someone

As a thank you for making a dedication and supporting Saint Michael’s, you will receive a beautiful dedication card handwritten by our volunteers, with a star to place on your tree at home so memories of your special someone shine on through the festive season.

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Share your story

We have heard and seen so many special stories of people we cared for, and those close to them during our Light up a Life services. If you would like to share your story with us to help us illustrate the difference that our care makes, we’d love to hear from you and would be so grateful. Please email info@saintmichaelshospice.org.

Hear to Help (01423) 856 799

Our Hear to Help community helpline offers support to anyone in the Harrogate district experiencing grief, low mood or isolation. Hear to Help is open seven days a week, 8am-8pm.